“We are thrilled to bring our celebration of professional writers and enthusiastic readers out into the community, and partner with Portland State University to reach the next generation of literary minds. It’s a homecoming of sorts for the organization,” said Nancy Ellis, Wordstock’s Executive Director in a recent blog post.
In order to facilitate this and other changes, Wordstock will skip 2014 and move back to being a Spring event starting in March 2015. Organizers expect this change to bring greater engagement with local schools.
“This festival will complement our strong liberal arts education programs and we look forward to partnering with Wordstock as the festival evolves,” said Sue Beatty, Dean of PSU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.